Supporting Schools & Colleges

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“Motivation lies at the heart of every decision we make and every success we achieve.”

We all learn in different ways and at different speeds. Ensuring that we understand the way we learn as individuals and the way students learn, for teachers, can have huge effects on our success.

Our collaborative projects are tailored to provide targeted support in the key areas identified by you, the school.  Projects can be delivered by working 1-1 with particular staff members/pupils, year groups or departments or organisation wide.  This means that the support given is cost effective and focused on whole school improvement.

The success of a school or college depends on having motivated and committed staff. We work with individuals and/or teams to support them to maintain their engagement and motivation using Motivational Maps® to measure motivation and enable support to be given in the right way at the right time.

Supporting Senior Leadership Teams

Supporting Learners

CEIAG (Careers Information, Advice and Guidance)


Supporting Senior Leadership Teams

Knowing what motivates staff and students is critical to the success of schools and colleges – everyone achieves more if they are both motivated and engaged. Until now, it has been very difficult to measure motivation and to know what motivates individuals.

Motivational Map reports not only identify what motivates an individual but more importantly how to maintain and improve their engagement. The insight provided through Motivational Maps® can support schools and colleges with leadership and management, teaching, learning and assessment and students with their personal development and career guidance.

Motivational Maps provide real direction for staff and students. They provide:

  • Insight to leaders and governors about the organisation’s effectiveness
  • A way for leaders to monitor the progress of learners and ensure that they are engaged and motivated
  • Insightful CPD self-assessment reports which enable staff to reflect on the way that they teach
  • Reports to enable leaders to identify and develop leadership capacity and succession planning
  • Support for performance management processes
  • Ways to evaluate the curriculum and its impact on learners’ outcomes
  • Clear measurements of the level of motivation and engagement of teaching staff and students
  • Increased engagement, particularly for SEND, disadvantaged and disengaged students
  • Support for personal development, behaviour and welfare and valuable insight to support careers guidance
  • Strategies to engage employers and or parents/carers

The insight and information gained from using Motivational Maps support Senior Leadership Teams with meeting Ofsted requirements.

We design and deliver bespoke mapping projects to support senior leadership teams, departments, classes or individual teachers and students.

Click here to see a sample Motivational Map.

"Sarah helps individuals identify their own strengths, desires and motivations."
Steve Favell, Director, Education in View

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Supporting Teachers

When you think about it, it’s not your skills, experience, talents, or even your personality that get you out of bed in the morning – it’s your motivation. Knowing what motivates you as a teacher enables you to seek the right roles and responsibilities at work and gain the most satisfaction from what you do. We support teachers personal development, enabling you to understand what you need from work to realise your full potential. Understanding the different motivators and how these impact on people’s ways of working can help teams to be more supportive, resolve conflict within teams, reducing stress points and increasing individual’s health and wellbeing.

For teachers’, understanding what motivates you, your colleagues and your students, enables you to work more effectively to implement practical, simple solutions to increase students’ motivation and engagement, enabling them to make progress and achieve their goals.

Click here to see a sample Motivational Map.

"Thank you very much for your insight and kindness.  Thank you for helping me understand the dynamics of the situation and personalities at work.  I look forward to the new term with more confidence.  I feel I know what to pursue for personal satisfaction and with patience and kindness towards myself (no more beating myself up!).  Using the knowledge I have gained, I will explore options, make time for social interaction and accept what motivates me is not the same as what motivates others!  I am now on a fresh journey to workplace happiness."
Teacher, Cambridge


Supporting Learners

Motivational Maps® give us insight into not only how we manage and react to change but our preferred language and learning styles too. Understanding what motivates someone enables you to plan teaching, project work and home study to maximise an individual’s engagement. Knowing if the learner prefers detailed instructions and time for thought (the Defender Motivator), working with others (Friend Motivator) or working on their own and managing how they complete the project (Spirit Motivator), enables you to work with them to achieve their goals.

We provide feedback sessions to explain the report results and develop your understanding of the different motivators. We work with you to develop strategies that can easily be put in place that will not only improve the young person’s motivation but also improve your relationship with them. You will understand how the young person prefers to learn and be communicated with, and, importantly, how they will respond to change.

The insight gained from understanding their motivators helps young people when applying for jobs. In addition to understanding the type of work that will motivate them, they can also consider which type of organisations would support them to be motivated. The understanding and knowledge they gain helps them with job applications, and interviews, enabling them not only to provide information about how they work but also how the organisation can manage them to get the best out of them.

If you would like to discuss more about how we can help you to support your learners, get in touch today.

Click here to see a sample Motivational Map.

"The (map) results provided guidance, to help me decide what job I needed to apply for and the type of organisation I would best be suited to work in."

Teacher Happy at Scool

At various stages of their progress towards becoming an adult, young people are faced with difficult and often confusing options;

  • what subjects to pursue towards examinations;
  • whether to leave school or college and seek employment or to remain in further and higher education;
  • what courses and qualifications to undertake;
  • what career options would be best suited to them.

All too often, decisions around these important milestones are focussed on tangible and measurable factors such as assessment marks or predicted grades. Unfortunately, the intangibles of the young person’s suitability for a particular career choice or their personal drivers and aspirations are much harder to measure and are, therefore, often not considered. What actually motivates and excites people is all too often ignored.

Using the Motivational Maps Youth tool, we work with individuals to identify what motivates them and understand what makes them tick. We develop their understanding of their motivators and discuss simple, easy to implement strategies, to support them through their final studies and the support them with their decision making.

For example, although a young person with excellent grades in science may have decided to become a medical doctor, Motivational Maps will identify that they may be drawn towards working as part of a team (in which case Anaesthetics may be a good option), or desire to work in a people-centred environment (where becoming a GP might be suitable), or be happiest when working and solving problems alone (when specialising in Radiography could be appropriate). All three of these alternatives require a medical degree, but each specialty has very different working practices.

The insight gained from understanding their motivators helps young people when applying for jobs. In addition to understanding the type of work that will motivate them, we consider the type of organisation and environment they would enjoy working in. The understanding and knowledge they gain helps them with job applications, and interviews, enabling them to provide information about how they work and ask questions about the organisation’s culture so they can find roles that are right for them.

Click here to see a sample Motivational Map.

"Using my Motivational Map® report we discussed roles and organisations that would provide the right stimulus and environment for me to enjoy work. I found this really enlightening and have been using it as a touchstone in my search for jobs"
Melanie (Lang) Wickramasingh, Not-for-profit professional, Melbourne, Australia

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